Sep 26, 2013



(AJC) -- Evelyn Lowery, the wife of civil rights leader Joseph E. Lowery, died overnight in her Atlanta home.

She was 88.

Lowery, the founder of SCLC/W.O.M.E.N. (Women’s Organizational Movement for Equality Now), suffered a stroke on Sept. 18 and had been hospitalized for a week. She returned home from the hospital on Wednesday, after doctors told the family that her condition would remain critical.

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